HARRY LYNN JAZZ QUARTET

HARRY LYNN JAZZ QUARTET

Entertaining, Communicating Jazz Quartet.

Tallebudgera, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Trio of Piano Bass and Drums to which we add Tenor Saxophone / Clarinet making it into a quartet, and adding a 5th musician on either trumpet or guitar to make it into a Quintet with 2 members singing also. Able to accompany singers and other horn players.[Readers] In addition to being players, we pride ourselves on being good communicators and entertainers. We have the services, if required, of several female voclists to augment the band.

Harry Lynn Quartet started the jazz phenomenon that is Jazz in The Basement based at the Gold Coast Arts Centre Queensland, Australia, in June 2004.
 
Since then the band has accompanied some of the best jazz performers available today - not only local talent - but also those who are celebrated worldwide including jazz legends George Washingmachine, Lynn Rogers, John Hoffman, Linda Weston, Clayton Davis, Melissa Western, Max Miller, Tom Nicolson, Dinah Williams, Willy Qua, Sandie White, Airstream,  Ashley Lewis,  and Australia's Queen of Jazz Singers, Ingrid James.
 
Jazz in The Basement has also provided many young Gold Coast jazz musicians, with the opportunity to perform in front of a seasoned jazz audience in a professional environment. The Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Big Band, under the direction of Mal Wood, attracted one of the largest crowds for 2005.
 
Jazz at the Basement concluded after five and a half years breaking all Gold Coast records for attendance at a jazz venue.
 
Harry Lynn (Piano/Keyboards), Peter McLaughlin (Bass)  Owen Smith (Drums), and Bruce Johnston [ Tenor Saxophone / Clarinet ], make up the Harry Lynn Quartet.
 
Harry is available for all types of solo piano / vocal work for weddings, dinner parties, walkaround gigs and is equipped with keyboards and sound systems.
 
 
songlist
  • All Blues - Miles
  • Angel Eyes  - Matt Dennis
  • Cherokee  - Ray Noble
  • Day Dream    - Duke & Billy
  • For Heavens Sake   - Meyer Burton Edward
  • Gentle Rain   - Luiz Bonfa
  • Groovin’ High  - Dizzy
  • Have you met Miss Jones  - Rogers/Hart
  • I Didn’t Know What Time It Was    -  Rogers/Hart
  • I Hear a Rhapsody (Evans Changes - Fragos/Baker/Gasparre
  • I’m Getting Sentimental over You  -  Washington /Bassman
  • I’m Glad there is You  - Dorsey/Madeira
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing……   - Ellington /Mills
  • Jeannine   - Duke Pearson
  • Lullaby In Rhythm  - Goodman etc
  • Mood Indigo  - Duke/ Barney Bigard
  • Moon & Sand   - Alec Wilder
  • Nardis    - Miles
  • Old Devil Moon - Burton Lane
  • Salt Peanuts  - Dizzy
  • That’s All   - Brandt/Haymes
  • These Things Called Changes  - Bill Evans
  • Turn Out The Stars  - Bill Evans
  • Unless It’s You (aka Orbit)  - Bill Evans
  •  What Is This Thing Called, Love?  - Cole Porter
  •  When Lights Are Low - Benny Carter
  •  Woody’n’You   - Dizzy.
  •  You Must Believe in Spring  - Legrand/Bergma
  • Afternoon In Paris     - John Lewis
  • All Gods Children Got Rhythm - Kahn/Kaper
  • Alice In Wonderland - Fain/ Hilliard
  • April in Paris    - Vernon Duke
  • Autumn In New York   - Vernon Duke
  • But Beautiful   - Burke/ Van Heusen
  • Chelsea Bridge        - Billy Strayhorn
  • Detour Ahead   - Carter/Ellis/Frigo
  • Dream Dancing      - Porter
  • East of The Sun     - Brooks Bowman
  • Emily    - Mandel/Mercer
  • How My Heart Sings   - Earl Zinders
  • I Love You    - Cole Porter
  • In Your Own Sweet Way - Dave Brubeck
  • I Should Care   - Cahn/Stordahl/Weston
  • Jordu   - Duke Jordan
  • Laura - David Raskin
  • My Foolish Heart - Washington/Young
  • Nuages - Django Reinhardt
  • Pick Yourself Up   - Jerome Kern
  • Never Let Me Go  - Livingstone/R Evans
  • (The) Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Weisman/Garrett/Wayne
  • Round Midnight  - Monk
  • Sandu  - Clifford Brown
  • Serenata      - Anderson/Parish
  • Seven Come Eleven  - Goodman
  • Seven Steps To Heaven   - Miles Davis
  • Skating in Central Park - John Lewis
  • Skylark  - Hoagy Carmichael
  • St Thomas - Sonny Rollins
  • Take Five  - Desmond
  • There is no Greater Love  - Isham Jones
  • The Touch of Your Lips   - Ray Noble
  • Waltz For Debbie  - Bill Evans
  • Whisper Not    - Benny Golson
  • Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams  - Kohler/Barris/Moll
  • Yardbird Suite    - Charlie Parker
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream  - Kahn/Brown                       
  • Basin St Blues   - S Williams
  • Baubles Bangles & Beads - Borodin/Wright/Forrest
  • Bernies Tune - Bernie Miller
  • Blue Bossa   - Kenny Dorham
  • Con Alma    - Dizzy
  • Django  - Lewis
  • The Duke   - Dave Brubeck
  • Days of Wine & Roses - Henry Mancini
  • Everything I Love  - Cole Porter
  •  (A) Ghost of a Chance    - Young/ Crosby/Washington
  • I Can’t Get Started  - Vernon Duke
  • I’ll Be Around - Alec Wilder
  • I’ll Remember April  - Raye/DePaul/Johnson
  • In the Wee Small Hrs of the Morning  - Mann/Hilliard
  • I’ve Never Been In Love Before - Frank Loesser
  • Just Friends   - Kleiner/Lewis
  • Just Squeeze Me    - Duke
  • Like A Lover    - Caymmi/Motta
  • Li’l Darlin’   - Neil Hefti
  • Love For Sale      - Cole Porter
  • My Funny Valentine     - Rogers/Hart
  • My Romance -  Rogers/Hart
  • Perdido - Juan Tizol
  • Peri’s Scope - Bill Evans
  • Recado Bossa Nova  - Djalma Ferreira
  • Soft Winds - B. Goodman
  • Solar    - Miles Davis
  • Tune Up     - Miles Davis
  • Sophisticated Lady - Duke
  • Springtime Holiday - Harry Lynn
  • Stardust    - Hoagy Carmichael
  • Stella By Starlight  - Victor Young
  • Triste  - A.C.Jobim
  • Up Jumped Spring  - Freddie Hubbard
  • Very Early   - Bill Evans
  • When I Fall In Love                                                 
  • All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
  • Beautiful Love  - Victor Young
  • Come Rain Or Shine  - Arlen/Mercer
  • Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) - Jobim/Hendricks /Cavanaugh
  • Cute  - Neil Hefti
  • Desafinado  - A.C.  Jobim
  • Doxy  - Sonny Rollins
  • Four   - Miles Davis
  • Funkallero     - Bill Evans
  • Gone With The Wind  - Magidson/Wrubel
  • Here’s That Rainy Day - J. Van Heusen
  • How Deep Is The Ocean?  - I. Berlin
  • How Insensitive   - A.C. Jobim
  • If I Should Lose You      
  • I Loves You Porgy  - Gershwins
  • I’m Old Fashioned - J. Kern
  • It Could Happen ToYou    - J Van Heusen
  • It Might As Well Be Spring - Rogers/Hammerstein
  • Lady Bird   - Tad Dameron
  • Little Boat (O Barquino)  - R Menescal
  • Lester Leaps In  - L. Young
  • Lullaby of Birdland       - G. Shearing
  • (A) Night In Tunisia - Dizzy
  • On Green Dolphin Street  - B Kaper
  • Some Day My Prince Will Come  - F Churchill
  • Spring Is Here (Evans Changes)  - Rogers/Hart
  • That Old Feeling - Fain/Brown
  • (A) Time For Love        - J. Mandel
  •  (The) Two Lonely People    - Bill Evans
  • Walkin’   - Miles Davis
  • Watch What Happens  - M. Legrand
  • Wave  - A.C. Jobim
  • Malcolm's Vocals
  • Another You
  • I can’t get Started
  • I Can’t give you anything but Love
  • Dinah
  • It Had To Be You
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • All Of Me
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Darktown Strutters Ball
  • Taking a Chance on Love
  • Sunny Side of the Street
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Just Friends
  • Makin’ Whoopee
  • Don’t Get Around Much Any More
  • Georgia
  • Mack The Knife
  • Basin St Blues
  • Hello Dolly
  • When You’re Smiling
  • Maggie
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing
  • Bei Mist De Schoen
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Five Foot Two
  • Summertime
  • Blue Moon
  • The More I See You
  • A Kiss to Build a Dream On
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • As Time Goes By
  • Misty
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Satin Doll
  • Fly Me to The Moon
  • Famous “ Lug “ Songs We Know                                              
  • How About You                 
  • Tangerine     
  • It Had To Be You                
  • Body And Soul                    
  • Alfie             
  • Swannee River                         
  • When Sunny Gets Blue    
  • Foggy Day                
  • Poinciana                    
  • Who Can I Turn To?
  • Prelude to A Kiss
  • Misty  
  • Blue Monk
  • Bags Groove 
  • Take The A Train
  • Caravan
 
 
TESTIMONIALS
" I've wanted to go to the Basement for ages and I finally made it recently to hear Harry's group really play.............they were fantastic. Its not just another gig to them........they present their material in Concert form up close and personal and the audience love it. To a packed house, their stage presence was warm, informative and electrifying. An important part of their agenda is nurturing the next generation of musicians and the Basement is the perfect venue to showcase young Jazz talent.....Production continuity abounds with live band, 'intermission' film clips of the greats of Jazz and a special Guest Artist" Ian Franklin - www.ianfranklin.com.au/news.htm (circulation of over 5000)
 
FROM GEELONG JAZZ CLUB NEWS
"The Harry Lynn Quartet play each Saturday night and feature a guest artist. The night we went there were three guest artist - Bruce Johnston, tenor sax and clarinet, Andrew Hobler, guitarist and, as a surprise, Joanne Sullivan, flautist. The atmosphere was very pleasant. White tablecloths, candles, comfortable chairs. The place was packed - no room for dancing. Cross section of ages, many young people. Reasonably priced drinks and food ordered from the bar delivered to our tables. To keep us entertained before the start and breaks they lowered a huge screen... and screened the Dianna Krall concert in Paris. The Harry Lynn Quartet and guests played mostly modern music. They played their own arrangements of Georgia On My Mind and Summertime. The drummer, Warren Whittaker, brought us to our feet with Caravan. Some other items - The Touch Of Your Lips, One Note Samba, This Can't Be Love, What Now My Love?. The Guitarist and flautist presented two beautiful duets, All Blues and Always and Forever. Another beautiful duet - Bewitched presented by Andrew, guitar and Bruce, Clarinet."
 
THE MACKAY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE - MACKAY SHIRE CITY COUNCIL
"The Harry Lynn Quartet with special guest Melissa Western ensured that the Mackay Entertainment Centre's 2007 season started on a high note. The group provided good old fashioned entertainment encompassing a balanced program of Jazz and Blues favourites, swings and ballads. Skilled Musicianship, light hearted banter and delightful vocals had the audience captivated throughout the evening. So engrossed were they, you could hear a pin drop during some of the ballads. One patron commented that "God Bless the Child" was so moving it nearly brought her to tears. If the audience had had their way, the band could have played on and on and they would have stayed to listen.
The Harry Lynn Quartet - Harry Lynn (piano), Peter McLaughlin (bass), Warren Whittaker, (drums), Mal Wood (trumpet) with Melissa Western (vocals) will definitely be invited and welcomed back to Mackay"
Cheryl Jorgensen, MANAGER
 

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